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Add Blackall Range Region to Iconic Qld Places Legislation

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Sydney Kirby
13 Rosewood Rise
Flaxton Qld 4560

Total Signatures - 301

Sponsoring Member: Peter Wellington MP

Posting Date: 27/02/2008

Tabled Date: 27/02/2008

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
This Petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws the attention of the House to following facts: • The Blackall Range region occupies a place of special environmental significance for Queensland • The region enjoys an unique and significant mix of environmental, scenic and social values which are widely and greatly non-materially valued by Queensland people. • These characteristics generate significant value to the Queensland economy, through tourism and other activities. • Significant changes to the existing environmental, social, commercial and cultural mix of the region will massively diminish or destroy the high value existing characteristics of the region. • The region is under present and increasing pressure for development incomparable with values which distinguish it, and which make up its core identity to Queensland people. Your Petitioners therefore request the house to add all parts of the present Maroochy Shires which lie within the Blackall Range region into Schedule 1 of the Iconic Queensland Places legislation.